Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 19: A Little More Rusty Cage

| October 19, 2020

In the lead in to every Dark Sentiments season, I look around at the career path of some of the notables I’ve spoken of here to see what they’ve been up to, who did what to whom, living, dead, incarcerated, on the run. Those sorts of things. Tonight’s treat is a result of one of […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 17: The New Normal

| October 17, 2020

Every societal upheaval gives birth to period specific terms. This is most commonly brought to the fore when soldiers return from war, and every major conflict births a dictionary all its own. But it doesn’t take a war. for as we will discuss today, the current world wide pestilential unpleasantness is societal upheaval enough for […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 16: Tender Bites

| October 16, 2020

Hard times bring some to self-justify the most heinous of acts. A few even pre-position themselves for it as I have chronicled in the matter of a young technician I was once called upon to mentor: “… in the midst of the long hot summer of 1981 the Halifax Police Department went on strike and […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 15: Truth Be Sewn

| October 15, 2020

Truth Be Sewn By LFM Should need arise to air your mind, Speak from the front and not behind. Be silent ’til to break your stillness Reflects the cure and not the illness. Don’t be as those whose mouths will close Only in their sweet repose. Let this stand as introduction to this item from […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 12: Of Tastes Acquired

| October 12, 2020

“An acquired taste is an appreciation for something unlikely to be enjoyed by a person who has not had substantial exposure to it.” ~ Wikipedia Of this very subject, I once wrote: “I like fruitcake. I also like marinated herring, Danish blue cheese, scotch whisky, anchovies, the smell of a good cigar being smoked – […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 11: LFM Will Not Be Launching Smellevision This Season

| October 11, 2020

“We all know what rotting meat smells like, and hence the term, “What died?” has entered the popular lexicon. Just words though, Goode Reader, for there is a quantum leap in the experience that lies between pulling the lid off something found forgotten at the back of the fridge, and the full flower of meaning […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 6: History

| October 6, 2020

Unless you’ve never been here, or otherwise lived your life ten feet up a Moose’s ass which is the Canadian equivalent still in use even after decades of metrification, you will have heard the adage that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. An irony arising from that is the regularity with which […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 4: Seek the Truth

| October 4, 2020

While tonight’s Dark Sentiment may appear to be inspired by the current state of unpleasantness, history shows that everything in it has played out innumerable times in the past. What makes it so special this time is that the travails have never before played out in such a time of simultaneous connection and division, global […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 1: Year of the Great Unravelment

| October 1, 2020

The warmest of welcomes back to our fireside thou Weariest of Pilgrims, for in this year of years, any who have made it this far will personify that epithet. Unless this is your first time, you will know Dark Sentiments has been an annual fixture here since this day in 2010. Now marking the advent […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — T Minus 1

| September 30, 2020

Oh joy of all joys and bliss of all bliss! Dark Sentiments Season 11 finds its dawn at sunset tomorrow. Let us ring it in with this memory of formative Lust from my youth, and a lesson learned. Dark Sentiments Season 10 — Day 13: Weep Not for the Willfully Blind First published on October […]